Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses."
~ Colette

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

 "O Lord who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."
— William Shakespeare

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Run for the Roses

A perfect postcard for Kentucky Derby Day...
Received from Australia yesterday.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day!

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, 
you must first create the universe."
~ Dr. Carl Sagan 
(American astronomer, writer & scientist, 1934 - 1996)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"...there is no more ridiculous custom than the one that makes you express sympathy once and for all on a given day to a person whose sorrow will endure as long as his life. Such grief, felt in such a way, is always "present," it is never too late to talk about it, never repetitious to mention it again."
~Marcel Proust

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Real grief is not healed by time... If time does anything, it deepens our grief. The longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us, and the more intimately we experience what her love meant for us. Real, deep love is, as you know, very unobtrusive, seemingly easy and obvious, and so present that we take it for granted. Therefore, it is often only in retrospect--or better, in memory--that we fully realize its power and depth. Yes, indeed, love often makes itself visible in pain."
~Henri Nouwen

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Education is expensive

A used textbook should not cost nearly $200!

The most expensive textbook in the college bookstore my freshman year of college was the Calculus textbook. The brand new, thick tome cost a shocking $118! I used it for two semesters, and then I lent it to a roommate for a semester. So the distributed cost was not so terrible.

But I just cannot get over the sticker shock for this relatively petite stats textbook.

Oy vey! I just found Huffington Post this article on the rate of increasing textbook prices.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DNA cloud